The breathtaking Adelaide Hills is synonymous for three things – food, wine and families that make amazing produce.
In a day tour that has been carefully crafted by Justin Nugent who is Global Ambassador of his family’s Bird in Hand luxury brand. This unique Adelaide Hills day takes you to two of the finest establishments in the region for a truly unforgettable and personal experience.
Your day begins with your personal driver picking you up from the airport, home or city hotel at 10:00am. sharp. For all local Adelaide guests, the dedicated pick up point for this tour is the Intercontinental Adelaide located on North Terrace in the CBD.
As you begin your drive into the foothills, it’s literally 10 minutes and you will be amongst the panoramic views this beautiful region boasts.
Your first stop of the journey is world-renowned, and proudly South Australian Beerenberg. Established in 1839, the Beerenberg Family Farm quickly became an Australian household name. Home to the freshest jams, sauces and condiments all products produced by the Paech family on the farm, even seven generations later their produce remain the best-tasting product in their class.
This private experience will give you the opportunity to experience the farm in all its glory – rain, hail or shine. You’ll be invited to a private patch where you’ll pick (and sample) strawberries and tour the tasting room that sends gourmet delights of South Australia all over the world.
You’ll also be invited into the Paech family home, located on the farm and will have a tasting of house made fresh scones and Beerenberg jam around the family table. In a close and intimate setting you will be taken through family life on the farm and how the business has evolved through seven generations into an international pantry staple.
Your departure from Beerenberg will take you to the iconic Nugent family Bird in Hand winery, located in Woodside.
Established in 1997, Bird in Hand was born from the ambitious goal of building one of the world’s great wineries. Inside of a generation, with four tiers of wines for every occasion, they now stand on the worldwide stage as one of the best in their class.
The fabulous Bird in Hand Chef will leave no detail unturned when it comes to your mini-degustation style lunch. With the very best uses of seasonal produce to create an outstanding menu, so you can sample the freshest local and seasonal produce until the very last morsel. Produce is grown fresh on the farm at the winery and chef will explain to you how the meal inspiration came about and what local produce it includes.
Each course will be paired with a glass of wine from the wineries cellar, and each drop will be perfectly matched to what’s on your plate.
In true degustation style, each course will be paired with a glass of wine from the wineries cellar, and each drop will be perfectly matched to what’s on your plate.
After lunch, you’ll get to experience the inner workings of the winery including the production side. Take a walk through the vineyards, sample grapes off the vine or drink straight from the barrel. An intimate experience that is perfect for the novice or wine enthusiast.
You’ll then begin our descend through the Adelaide Hills and Foothills and make our way back to the city, with the tour concluding with a drop off back at your accommodation at approximately 5.00pm.
At both Bird in Hand and Beerenberg as a friend of The Tailor, you’ll be treated to your exclusive discount on all purchases made on the day.
**Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied but at least one adult
This itinerary can be taken all year round, however seasonal considerations may apply and availability will need to be confirmed at time of enquiry
(Strawberry picking season is late November to early April)
This tour does not operate on Christmas Day – other dates subject to availability
Prices valid from 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019
No refunds are payable to the Client for any changes to the Tour requested by the Client after departure, the Client’s failure to appear for the Tour or any component part of the Tour, the Client leaving the Tour after its commencement, the Client being excluded from the Tour or any component part of the Tour in accordance with this Agreement.
Sydney (New South Wales)
Adelaide (South Australia)
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